If your parents can not stand as guarantors, your relatives or acquaintance can also stand as your guarantors. The most important thing for the landlord is to know that someone will pay your rent in case you are not able to do it.
It is very important that your guarantor is tax-resident in France. This means that he pays taxes in France.
Your guarantor must be able to pay your rent in case you are not able to. That’s why the managers of the housing must make sure that the guarantor earns at least 3 times to 5 times the amount of rent. Added to this, the manager processes your application based on other criteria such as: the status of your guarantor's employment contract, his expenses, to verify his solvency. This is to avoid the guarantor or the manager of the housing to find himself in an uncomfortable situation.
Moreover, if you can’t get a guarantor who fulfills these conditions, there are other solutions as CLE and LOCAPASS guarantee, provided by the state. These serve as guarantees for housing.
When you do not have a guarantor, there is also a possibility to pay several months’ rent in advance. Some student residences allow you to pre-pay three months’ rent. Write a personalized message to the manager of the housing when applying on the platform.